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    Default HOLY BEANBUCKETS! The Colonel's Mandolin Band LP AUTOGRAPHED!

    We've discussed this LP many times but I've never seen a signed copy before! By the Colonel hisself!

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    I think I saw that on an episode of Hoarders a few weeks ago. Delores (the hoarder) was telling her children she needed to keep it because she could sell it. They obviously tossed it when she wasn't looking and here it is.

    Beyond that, I'd buy that thing just because if I could get it cheap. It would look real good sitting next to Sheridan Downey's mandolin in my collection.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    I have a feeling the Col was a bit like Gene Simmons. He'd sign anything... for a buck(et).

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    If anyone comes in on this auction ad late, it's for "Colonel Sanders Signed Album Mandolin Band Hymns."

    One of my parents' favourite Christmas records, in the 60's, was A Colonel Sanders Christmas, which amused them, as they had sophisticated tastes and listened to symphonies and opera, although my mother also played popular and old-time music on piano. The album had straightforward choral music with no complex arrangements, and no mandolins that I can recall, good Christmas music (not that mandolins can't make good Christmas music). I suspect this album and Mandolin Band Hymns were sold cheaply or were giveaways with purchases at the restaurants.
    By the way, I was walking down the street in Dresden, Ontario with my family in the mid-60's. We'd noticed a sign for the opening of a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet, Dresden's first. Who should come strolling down the sidewalk toward us but the Colonel himself, white suit, black tie, and beard, smiling like a department-store Santa. It all seemed a bit unreal as though I was seeing a man dressed up as a cartoon character, but it was clearly the real Colonel Sanders -- and the chicken tasted a lot better when he ran the operation. We didn't ask for an autograph.
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    For posterity, the item listed in the auction:
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    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    I guess you guys knew it, but I never even knew the Colonel had a Mandolin Band. Wonders never cease.

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    Just out of curiosity, does anyone recognize (or admit to being) one of the "pickers" or "strummers" listed on the back cover?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    I guess you guys knew it, but I never even knew the Colonel had a Mandolin Band. Wonders never cease.

    Sue
    Take a look at this. That's what you call a bunch of Kay mandolins.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    Take a look at this. That's what you call a bunch of Kay mandolins.
    Perhaps the Colonel played percussion with his cane.
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    What an amazing article. He bought all those mandolins for the kids, they traveled around in the van, and most of the records are still sitting at the restaurant in Corbin, KY where they can be had for $5. It would be cool to have one of those mandolins. Here's what I like best, though - quote from a musician who was part of the 2015 commemorative commercial:

    'Mandolin music is America's favorite music,'" James Wimberley remembers.

    Thanks for that, Mike, it made my evening.

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